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Pioneer Fest and Pancake Breakfast

Enjoy pancakes, sausage, and 100% pure maple syrup! Come for the maple syrup making demonstrations and try your hand at pioneer chores while stepping back into time with our pioneer re-enactors. You will learn how to make butter and ice cream, learn pioneer toys, and check out the general store among other fun things. Breakfast available throughout the event!

Saturday, March 18 at the Pilcher Park Nature Center, 8am-2pm

Tickets are $9/adult, & $7/child (12 & under)

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Fairy Festival & Breakfast with the Fairies

Join us for a Fairy Fest, Nature Center style! Enjoy fairy flower walks, discover fairy food, take a ride on a horse drawn carriage, and let our winged hostesses entertain you! Come dressed in wings, make a wand, learn a few magic words, and indulge your inner child. Enjoy breakfast with special fairies visiting the tables between 9 am and 11:30 am.

Vendors will be present.

Saturday, May 6 at the Pilcher Park Nature Center, 9am-2pm


In Search of Bats

Those shadows flitting about the night sky aren't birds...and they're not vampires either! They are flying mammals! Join us as we investigate the myths and facts about our fabulous neighbors: bats! We'll roast marshmallows around a cozy campfire while we learn about bats, then go on a hike to find these mosquito-eating machines. We'll use bat detectors to "listen" for them as they search for food. Wear long sleeves, pants, and some bug repellent!

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Stroll Through the Park

Have you ever wanted to bike, hike, or run the roads in Pilcher Park? Now you can! We're closing the Park roads for a half-day event where you can enjoy the peace of the forest without vehicle traffic interfering. The loop will provide a peaceful, tranquil path through scenic Pilcher Park. Parking will be available by the Bird Haven Pavilions, or near the Nature Center. Refreshments will be available at Pilcher Park Nature Center.

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Changing of the Leaves Fall Festival

Enjoy the splendor of Autumn in Pilcher Park. Join us for fall color hikes, childrens' crafts, games, and fun family activities. We will roast marshmallows and have hot chocolate around a campfire. Vendors may be present and additional food and refreshments will be available.

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